Alberto Araújo (Portugal, 1996) joined a mixed choir at the age of 6, and started his musical studies at the age of 10 at the Conservatório de Guimarães, in piano and choral singing. In 2015, he studied at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music, in Kesckamét, Hungary, as an Erasmus student. In 2016, he finished the bachelor degree in Choir Conducting and Music Education at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. Currently, Alberto is still studying at ESML, finishing the Diploma in Advanced Choral Conducting with Péter Erdei.
As a choral singer, he was a member of World Youth Choir and Tenso European Chamber Choir, both in 2017. He has also worked with Coro Sacro de Lisboa, Coro Ricercare and Új Liszt Ferenc Kamarakórus, as well as several academic choirs and ensembles in Guimarães, Braga, Lisbon and Kecskemét. As a soloist he performed two children’s operas by Britten (Noah’s Ark as “Cam” and The Little Sweep as “Johnny”) and recently as “Jephte” in Carissimi’s worke.
He had the opportunity to work with many different conductors (Paulo Lourenço, Vasco Azevedo, Pedro Teixeira, Zoltán Pad, László Norbert Nemes, Arpád Tóth, Cemi’i Can Deliorman, Werner Pfaff, among others) with different conducting styles and philosophies which made him interested in choral rehearsing and performance dynamics.
Alberto has been recently accepted to the Music Teaching masters program at ESML. He is currently teaching choir and music education at Academia Musical dos Amigos das Crianças and conducts the Pequenos Cantores de S. Tomás de Aquino.